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May 11th – May 17th, 2018

COURT

Brandon C. Willis, 24, of Hurley, was sentenced May 7 to six months in jail, after pleading to attempting to disseminate materials to minors in Milton - a felony. 

William H. Thompson, 35, of Ballston Lake, pleaded May 7 to second degree strangulation, a felony, in connection with an incident that occurred in Ballston. Sentencing Scheduled July 2. 

POLICE

Richard V. Balk, 50, of Middle Grove, was charged May 3 with being a fugitive from justice – a felony, based on an alleged outstanding probation violation arrest warrant from Maricopa, Arizona. Balk was arraigned at Greenfield Town Court and sent to the Saratoga County Jail to return to court at a later date. 

Henry J. Hester, age 42, Saratoga Springs, was charged May 3 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle third degree - misdemeanor; operation of a motor vehicle  by unlicensed driver. 

Philip D. Harrington, age 56, Saratoga Springs, was charged May 2 with harassment second degree - physical contact. 

Jayvon D. Zachery, age 23, Waterford, was charged May 2 with misdemeanor DWI; equipment (tires do not meet DMV standards); vehicle entering stop or yield intersection; aggravated DWI - misdemeanor. 

Victor A. Maffetone, age 31, Saratoga Springs, was charged May 2 with assault in the third degree/intent physical injury.   

James R. Florian, age 18, Saratoga Springs was charged May 2 - in connection with the alleged theft of a vehicle on Hyde Street - with offering a false instrument for filing second – misdemeanor; grand larceny third degree- felony; unlawful possession of marijuana, and criminal possession of stolen property third – felony. 

Henry A. Jenkins, age 30, Saratoga Springs, was charged May 2 with assault in the third degree/intent physical injury - misdemeanor; endangering the welfare of a child - misdemeanor. 

Tyler J. Lumia, age 18, Ballston Spa, was charged May 1 with endangering the welfare of a child - misdemeanor. 

Devone M. Derverger, age 34, Watervliet, was charged May 1 with burglary in the third degree- felony; attempt petit larceny - misdemeanor. 

David A. Lowers, age 25, Saratoga Springs, was charged May 1 with petit larceny. 

Gerson R. Valverde, age 35, Scotia, was charged May 1 with criminal contempt first degree - felony; menacing third - misdemeanor. 

Kelli J. Washington, age 55, Saratoga Springs, was charged May 1 with petit larceny- misdemeanor; criminal possession stolen property fifth degree - misdemeanor. 

Nikolas G. Martino, age 29, Albany, was charged May 1 with grand larceny fourth degree/exceeds $1,000.00 - felony. 

Jason M. Rector, age 36, Saratoga Springs, was charged April 30 with possession of a controlled substance 7th - misdemeanor. 

 

FIRE

Malta — A fire of unknown origin claimed the life of one person and resulted in four others suffering injuries which required medical attention. 

At approximately 9:12 p.m. on May 2, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a structure fire at a residence at 11 Woodshire Court, in the town of Malta, Round Lake Fire District. Emergency units responding to the call found the garage area of the home fully engulfed in flames upon their arrival, and occupants attempting to evacuate the building, according to the county Sheriff’s Office. 

Glenn Broadbent Sr., 60, was flown to Westchester Medical Center in critical condition, due to burn injuries; Janette Broadbent - age 64, Marcus Broadbent - age 12, and Lucas Broadbent - age 5, were transported to Albany Medical Center, due to smoke inhalation. Marcus also suffered burn injuries and has since been transferred to Shriners Hospital for Children in Boston, Massachusetts. Janette has since been discharged from the hospital, and Lucas is listed in stable condition. Eric Edwards, 32, was declared dead on scene by county Coroner Susan Hayes Masa. An autopsy will be scheduled to determine his cause of death. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Saratoga County Cause and Origin Team with the assistance of the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control and the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit.  At this point the fire does not show any signs of being suspicious in nature, according to authorities.   

The Round Lake Fire Department was assisted at the scene by the Malta Ridge, Jonesville, City of Saratoga Springs and the Ballston Spa Fire Departments.  EMS agencies on scene included the Malta Stillwater, Clifton Park Halfmoon, Wilton and Life Net 72.   

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